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What are psilocybin mushrooms?
Psilocybin mushrooms are a type of mushroom that grows organically throughout the natural world. As their name implies, these ‘shrooms are characterized by the presence of a compound called psilocybin (and another, called psilocin) in their caps and stems.
These unique compounds bind to your brain’s serotonin receptors, reducing depression and causing a powerful high. Some psilocybin species contain other compounds (such as baeocystin and norbaeocystin) that also contribute to the psychedelia.
There’s still some stigma that surrounds psilocybin, but there probably shouldn’t be. Remember, psilocybin mushrooms are a natural product! They were made illegal for reasons not grounded in science — or fact.
How to get started
So…are you ready to embrace change, overcome anxiety, and face the future, all without fear? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Science is increasingly clear that psilocybin mushrooms can rewire one’s brain enough to improve the way they view life.
But more on the science later. For now, let’s look at how you can get started taking psilocybin mushrooms.
If you’re not yet personally familiar with psilocybin, take heart. We’re here to help! Getting started with them is fairly straightforward. The key to success is simple: don’t overdo things.
Many beginners do great with an approach called microdosing, which entails taking very small amounts of psilocybin several times a week. Whatever method you choose, remember to start low and go slow, just like you’d do with cannabis.
On the other hand, maybe you’re already an experienced shroom user who’s ready for higher doses and stronger experiences. If that’s the case we have plenty of good options for you, too!
The history of psilocybin
Magic mushrooms have been used for thousands and thousands of years, likely since we humans first evolved from apes. In fact, they may have played a role in our evolution from apes.
Seriously. Famed researcher and psychonaut Terence McKenna was the first to theorize that psychedelics played a crucial role in our epigenetic development. In a sense, they may have ‘bridged the gap’ that exists, neurologically speaking, between humans and apes. This concept is affectionately called the “stoned ape theory.”
“The great embarrassment to evolutionary theory is the human neocortex,” McKenna liked to say, explaining that our evolution away from apes happened so quickly that it just couldn’t be explained without some additional inputs.
True to this theory, ancient cultures seemed to love magic mushrooms. North African tribes took to using them as many as 9,000 years ago. The ancient Aztecs also used a mushroom they called teonanácatl, or “flesh of the gods,” to facilitate psychedelic religious experiences.
All that said — magic mushrooms have a proven track record for helping humans think deeper and live better, and the very same concepts hold true today.
The health benefits of psilocybin mushrooms
Psilocybin appears to play an instrumental role in
…the human brain. If this stuff sounds too mystical, don’t worry. Here’s what the science says:
- “Psychedelics Promote Structural and Functional Neural Plasticity.” Ly et al, 2018.
- “Mindfulness meditation and psilocybin could exert complementary effects [on depression] by potentiating or prolonging mutual positive effects.” Heuschkel & Kuypers, 2020.
- “Psilocybin-assisted mindfulness training modulates self-consciousness.” Smigielski et al, 2019.
What else can psilocybin do? Here are some more common benefits:
- Improved vision
- Improved hearing
- Improved learning
- Improved memory
- Improved cognition
- Improved coordination
- Improved neurogenesis
- Improved problem-solving
Finding the right shrooms for you
At MMJ Direct we carry as many premium psilocybin varieties as we can (of course, the fact that we have an in-house master grower makes things a little easier!). Take a closer look:
Golden Teachers | These premium shrooms are a longtime customer favourite. Why? Largely because their high is mellow and instructive; true to their name, Golden Teachers really can teach you more about yourself, others, and how to view the world. They’re a real ally to anyone on a quest to grow in spiritual understanding.
Another thing: customers describe our Golden Teacher mushrooms as the perfect variety for beginners. In one happy customer’s words, they’re “fun fun fun!”
Golden Teacher Chocolates | These infused chocolates are currently a hit among customers. What they are is simple: powerful Golden Teacher shrooms wrapped in powerfully dark chocolate. Each chocolate contains one gram, which is perfect for a strong, but not overbearing, experience.
What do customers say? One reported a “5 hour peaceful and relaxing trip […] Perfect for [the] first time.” Another described a “lovely spiritual experience” with “visuals and increased sensory capacity.” Oh, and heightened “creativity and thinking.”
Penis Envy Cubensis | Another premium psilocybin variety, Penis Envy mushrooms are one of the more powerful shrooms found in the psychedelics world. We recommend starting off with a low dose, especially if you’re a beginner.
That said, if you’re looking for an exciting experience…this will likely provide it. Penis Envy Cubensis can change your perception of time, cause hallucinations, enable synesthesia (blended senses), and more. Get ready for a strong trip!
One more thing: due to unprecedented demand we sometimes run out of Penis Envy ‘shrooms. If that happens opt for an infused, chocolatey version…
Penis Envy Chocolates | What’s better than premium psilocybin? Premium psilocybin chocolates, that’s what! These chocolates capture all the powerful benefits of Penis Envy Cubensis in a tasty, user-friendly format. Customers call them “the real deal” and “pure gold for psychonauts.”
Transkei Cubensis | These potent shrooms are known and loved for their particularly ocular effects. Also called SAT’s (South African Transkei’s), these shrooms are known to facilitate a strong, specific experience.
Take two grams+ and you can expect to start seeing open-eye hallucinations, experiencing synesthesia, surfing through fractal patterns, and more. You might also get a burst of trippy energy. Dozens of happy customers report great results, with one reporting an “amazing high” with a “profound emotional vibe… [and] nice hallucinations too.”
Transkei Chocolates | African Transkei chocolates could be the thing to take your psychedelic experience to a new level. They pack the same Transkei you know and love into an ultra-convenient format that’s perfect for spending your day in introspection.
Interested in more casual daytripping? Transkei Chocolates are also a great choice for you. They’ll brighten your day…and your mood! “12/10,” one happy customer attests.
Alacabenzi Cubensis | This premium psilocybin variety is known for its strong-but-manageable high, which makes it a favourite species for beginners. Alacabenzi Cubensis becomes powerfully cerebral at high doses and can even make one feel stoned & sedated, almost like a cannabis edible.
You might also experience ‘mushroom yawns’ and “lots of good laughs,” as one customer who took a gram put it. All in all, Alacabezi’s are great for having a fun, relaxing trip!
Amazonian Cubensis | Another premium psilocybin variety, Amazonian Cubensis is a mildly powerful species perfect for beginners. The high it causes is euphoric and visually-based; seasoned psychonauts can access the best effects with a dose of 3.5 grams or more. Do the same and you’ll feel closer to the universe, closer to others, and more attuned to yourself.
Albino Goldie | Of all the psilocybin shrooms out there, Albino Goldie’s might just be the most enigmatic. They’re a cross between Albino + and Golden Teachers, and it’s a pretty delightful pairing. Users report the euphoria coming on fast and strong, followed by visual alterations that can make everything feel like it’s breathing. Talk about trippy!
Milk Chocolate Fungi Bar | This delectable Fungi Bar comes to us courtesy of MasterMind. And that’s probably how it’ll make you feel: in tune with yourself and the deepest parts of your mind. And it doesn’t hurt that this milk chocolate bar tastes really, really good, of course.
Shroom Blend Microdose Cap | Attention, microdosers: these caps could be the perfect product for you. They’re inspired by the work of expert mycologists, like Paul Stamets and others, who’ve found microdosing is the perfect way to have consistent mental breakthroughs. Each cap contains precisely 300mg of psilocybin.
Gummy Frogs | MasterMind is at it again, this time having created some truly delicious psilocybin gummy frogs. Each tasty frog contains 1,000mg of active psilocybin, the perfect amount for an entry-level trip.
Psilocybin Cookies & Cream Bar | Psychedelia has never tasted so good, and it’s all thanks to this infused chocolate bar. “Delicious!” one customer exclaims, adding that they’re “definitely buying again.”
How to order magic mushrooms online
Psilocybin can be ordered online and delivered to every territory in Canada — legally.
How? Well, Canadian courts have decided that the “life, liberty, and security of [a] person” encompasses their access to medicinal substances. And that means ordering psilocybin online is safe, legal and more convenient than ever before.
Here’s how the process works:
- Select the magic mushroom(s) of choice
- Specify your ‘shroom’s quantity
- Click “Add to Cart”
- (Don’t forget to budget for other psilocybin products!)
- All done shopping? Then click “View Cart”
- Not done yet? Then click “Continue Shopping”
- If you’re ready to check out, go to the “View Cart” page
- Apply Direct Points to get an even better deal
- Once at “Checkout” your order’s details will be emailed to you. This email will include the order # and Interac e-Transfer payment instructions
And did we mention our shipping is fast? Your order will be shipped as soon as possible — almost always within one business day. It’ll arrive in just 2-5 business days, ready for you to unpack and enjoy.
We do things differently.
…In more ways than one.
But let’s focus on just one big concept for now: all our magic mushrooms are grown by us, in house, by our dedicated master grower. “It turns out that indoor cultivation is way different than outdoor growing or foraging,” he explains,” and that’s exactly why we’ve spent years perfecting our cultivation methods and standards.
Besides, premium shrooms require premium practices. “Most of the growing info I’ve seen online is just general guidelines […] this info just doesn’t make the cut,” he says.